Welcome to our Journal Here you will find highlights of recent weddings and boudoir shoots as well as glimpses into life on the farm, whatever's on my mind, and of course, my dogs! Feel free to poke around and leave comments; I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Christy and David’s Montague Lake, Apex NC Wedding

Christy and David were married in October (yes, as usual I’m behind with my blog!) at a small venue called Montague Lake in Apex, NC.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven past it without even realizing that it was a wedding venue!  It’s perfect for an intimate, relaxed wedding.

David and Christy originally met when they were both walking their dogs, so they wanted to make sure they were part of the wedding day as well.  We did portraits with them and then the dogs got to go enjoy time inside (it was incredibly hot that day for October, over 90–yikes!) with Furry Friends of Fuquay.

One of the things I noticed right away about Christy and David’s wedding was how personalized it was.  Everything seemed to be totally them, from David’s more casual outfit to the all handmade decorations.

Christy absolutely has my vote for DIY bride of the year!  The creativity and thought that went into all of the decorations was incredible.  How’s this for a bouquet?

 There was chalk to write for guests to write their names on the mason jar glasses:

pumpkins and mason jar bouquets lined the walkway down to the ceremony:

The ceremony itself was on the dock with wooden barrels of sunflowers as the backdrop:

Christy’s niece was the flower girl, but she carried this fun sign rather than the traditional petals:

Mr and Mrs!

Rather than a guest book, there was this very cool signing tree that Christy got on Etsy.  Notice the doggies….

Christy’s other niece was very shy around my camera, but she felt comfortable peeking at me through the rails of  this bench.  Love it!

There was corn hole to play (hand made of course!)

And a final dance as the sun set on the lake:

Hair and makeup by Lindsay Morse

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